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    Rocket Man: It’s (Not) Going To Be A Long Long Time

    | Fredericton, NB, Canada |

    (A customer comes into our store looking for a discontinued desk.)

    Me: “Hello, can I help you?”

    Customer: “Yes, I want to order a desk. I need it here by tomorrow morning because we’re going back home to Newfoundland.”

    Me: “Sir, the only store in Canada with one of these desks still in stock is in Alberta. However, I don’t believe it’s possible that we can have it here tomorrow.”

    Customer: “Well, can’t you make a special circumstance for me? It’s only a hundred and fifty bucks. It can’t be that much to send it by airplane.”

    Me: “Sir, most of our stuff is sent by truck during the week. It would take almost a week for it to get here. You could however try your store back home to see if they could order it.”

    Customer: “I want it tomorrow morning.”

    Me: “I understand, but it’s not physically possible to deliver it by transport truck in ten hours.”

    Customer: “Yes it is! I’m a professional Formula 1 racer! I can drive to Alberta and back in less then ten hours.”

    Me: “Uh huh…”

    Customer: “Well, if you can’t get it here in ten hours, I’m driving to Alberta myself!”

    Me: “Okay. If you really want to drive to Alberta, I can make arrangements for them to hold it for you.”

    Customer: “You don’t believe that I can make it there in less then ten hours, do you?”

    Me: “Not really, but I also don’t drive a Formula 1 car.”

    Customer: “I don’t! I fly a rocket ship!” *literally runs out of the store as if he was an airplane while saying “Zooom!”*